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All-Time #NBArank: Players 31-35

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All-Time #NBArank continues its Top 100 countdown with Players 31-35.

To create All-Time #NBArank, we put together a ballot with the 150 greatest players ever. Then our ESPN expert panel voted on thousands of head-to-head matchups, with voting based on both peak performance and career value. The result is our all-time NBA Top 100.

The top 100 rollout will conclude next week. We have already announced players 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100.

Also, check out our positional rankings of the 10 best point guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers of all time.

On to the list ...


All-Time #NBArank: 31-35

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Kevin McHale

Position
power forward

Teams
Boston Celtics (1980-1993)

Honors
seven-time All-Star, six-time All-Defensive Team selection, two-time Sixth Man of the Year, First Team All-NBA selection (1986-87), Hall of Fame

Championships
three (1981, 1984, 1986)

Career stats
17.9 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.7 BPG, .554 FG%

Nickname
Black Hole

Did you know?
One of four players to win multiple Sixth Man of the Year awards, McHale recorded two of the three highest totals of win shares by a Sixth Man of the Year winner. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Patrick Ewing

Position
Center

Teams
New York Knicks (1985-2000), Seattle SuperSonics (2000-01), Orlando Magic (2001-02)

Honors
11-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, three-time All-Defensive Team selection, Rookie of the Year (1985-86), Hall of Fame

Championships
None

Career stats
21.0 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 2.4 BPG, .504 FG%

Nickname
Big Pat, Hoya Destroya

Did you know?
Ewing is the Knicks' all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks and steals. Hakeem Olajuwon (Rockets) and Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves) are the only other players to be their franchise's respective leaders in all four of those categories. -- ESPN Stats & Info

George Mikan

Position
Center

Teams
Minneapolis Lakers (1947-56), also played in the NBL and the BAA

Honors
Four-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, three-time scoring champion, Hall of Fame

Championships
Seven (1947-NBL, 1948-NBL, 1949-BAA, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954)

Career stats
23.1 PPG, 13.4 RPG, 2.8 APG, .404 FG%

Nickname
Mr. Basketball

Did you know?
Mikan had three seasons in which he finished with 20 or more win shares. Only Wilt Chamberlain (six), Michael Jordan (three) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (three) have as many such seasons. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Bob Pettit

Position
Power forward/center

Teams
Milwaukee Hawks (1954-55), St. Louis Hawks (1955-1965)

Honors
Two-time MVP, 11-time All-Star, nine-time All-NBA selection, Rookie of the Year (1954-55), two-time scoring champion, Hall of Fame

Championships
One (1958)

Career stats
26.4 PPG, 16.2 RPG, 3.0 APG, .436 FG%

Nickname
Big Blue, The Bombardier from Baton Rouge

Did you know?
Pettit's Hawks were the only team to beat Bill Russell's Celtics in the NBA Finals. Pettit scored 50 points in Game 6, which remains the most points ever scored in a Finals-clinching win. -- ESPN Stats & Info

Jason Kidd

Position
Point guard

Teams
Dallas Mavericks (1994-1996, 2008-2012), Phoenix Suns (1996-2001), New Jersey Nets (2001-2008), New York Knicks (2012-13)

Honors
10-time All-Star, six-time All-NBA selection, nine-time All-Defensive Team selection, co-Rookie of the Year (1994-95)

Championships
One (2011)

Career stats
12.6 PPG, 8.7 APG, 6.3 RPG, 1.9 SPG

Did you know?
Ranking second all time in assists and steals, Kidd is also 54th all time in rebounds. No guard in NBA history has pulled down more rebounds than Kidd, who finished with more career boards than Willis Reed and Alonzo Mourning, among many others. -- ESPN Stats & Info

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